The Makers of Furtuna Skin Launch Children’s Wellness Line

The women of Furtuna Skin have a new venture. Model and entrepreneur Agatha Relota Luczo and Kim Walls, formerly the global general manager of Lime Crime, brought their organic skin-care brand to market late last year. Furtuna Skin sources its wild-foraged ingredients from a private, certified-organic, 700-acre estate in Sicily that boasts more than 12,000 olive trees, 500 unique plants […]

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Healthy meal kits can boost children’s long-term health

A scheme that helped parents plan well-balanced family dinners for three months kept their children healthier for years after, a study has found. Low-income families who were given simple recipe kits to cook five healthy meals a week decreased their children’s body mass index (BMI) compared with peers who continued their normal eating patterns. Another initiative that encouraged families to […]

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Research shows impact of poverty on children’s brain activity

Children born into poverty show key differences in early brain function, according to new research from the University of East Anglia. Researchers studied the brain function of children aged between four months and four years in rural India. They found that children from lower-income backgrounds, where mothers also had a low level of education, had weaker brain activity and were […]

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Opioids Overprescribed for Common Children’s Fracture, Study Says

TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 — Children who have surgery for a broken elbow may be overprescribed potentially addictive opioid painkillers, a new study finds. Overprescription includes giving kids too many opioids when they are sent home — raising the risk that any leftover meds will be “diverted” for illicit use. “This study suggests that orthopedic surgeons really need to think […]

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Global review reports on administration of children’s antibiotics

Researchers analyzing the sales of oral antibiotics for children in 70 high- and middle-income countries found that consumption varies widely from country to country with little correlation between countries’ wealth and the types of antibiotics. Of concern is the relatively low-level use of amoxicillin, an antibiotic to treat the most common childhood infections. In addition, the review found the sale […]

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